YOUR SUPPORT of our Interactive Workshops will help us to help students: truly change old patterns of thinking; become motivated to work for a common goal; have fun and be proud of their efforts!
Support KTK Today!
YOUR GIFT will HELP US FACILITATE the solving of BIG BASIC social issues: VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES, BULLYING, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE, HEALTHY LIVING & ECOLOGICAL DAILY CHOICES, and SO much more.
Kids Teaching Kidz uses FREE interactive ARTS workshops to peacefully solve social issues locally, nationally and globally, developing empathy, compassion and commitment.
The Future We Are Creating
What problem do you see in the world that you plan to fix? What change do you want to create in the world? Why is it important that people support you in addressing this issue?
The BIG social issues of today’s society overwhelm the youth of today. They are only too aware, helplessly involved and crying out for help in some form. They cannot be left alone in this mega-dilemma that is becoming more complex and confusing every day. These youth are actually willing and ready to get involved and help make change happen! KTK gives our young people the tools and a creative way to help, by encouraging and empowering them to be facilitators of change.
Kids Teaching Kidz assists children and youth to find their voices and express themselves through the use of various forms of the ARTS. The students are given opportunities to collaborate, problem solve and find solutions to their local, social issues. They express themselves successfully using the Arts, no matter what level of artistic ability they possess. They give their completed works of art to their community to teach others thus empowering the students to continue the process, knowing their voices will be heard in their community. Older students are encouraged to become KTK Student Interns, teaching younger students how to identify and solve social issues using the ARTS.
Since 2004, KTK Workshops have been successfully presented for FREE by Amie Densmore. Everywhere she has traveled her program has been attended with enthusiasm. She has refined and recorded the success in all demographic locations.
KTK has just become a CT Nonprofit with a fiscal sponsor, Inquiring Systems, Inc. from California. We have many requests to give workshops and now need to fundraise for start-up funds to fulfill these Workshop requests.
YOUR donation and support TODAY is the only way that KTK Interactive ARTS Workshops can be given for FREE to schools and organizations. Your donation will cover materials, travel, food, teachers and student interns in fact, ALL our basic needs for each workshop request!
How We Are Creating It
Here’s your chance to expand on your elevator pitch. Now that you’ve explained what you want to improve in the world, tell your supporters how you plan to do so. What makes your venture unique? Tell us the steps you’ll take, and convince us that you’ve got a world-changing solution.
This is our Start-up fundraising phase! We have received requests to do Workshops in many places: Ghana, India, and the United States. Without your financial help Kids Teaching Kidz cannot provide the workshops.
No matter what level of artistic ability a student possesses, they can express themselves successfully as a participant in the KTK Interactive ART Workshop process. When a student sees their ART displayed as a “standing stone” in their community, it really does empower them, creating true commitment not only to that particular issue but to future issues as well. KTK facilitates a group process that fosters collaboration and higher order thinking using the multiple intelligences, thus including all participants!
Youth of all ages learn visualization techniques and ways to immediately simplify big issues. In one, two-hour workshop you can see the development of empathy and compassion as well as commitment to the social issue. Students work together to create powerful works of art which once completed, are willingly given away to their community for display, in order to encourage change.
Older students can become paid KTK Student Interns, teaching younger students how to solve their unique social issues using interactive arts. They can facilitate after school, tag-on clubs and use the KTK safe educational WIKI site, which links all our KTK students worldwide. These students can blog about their artistic successes and share their research on the unique, social issues that they face.
KTK will become a job creator, leaving behind trained KTK Student Interns and supervising KTK Teachers everywhere we go, thus creating a web of peaceful social change advocates: locally, nationally and globally.
Thank you for your help and kind support at this major turning point, our financial start up, in the development of Kids Teaching Kidz. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU out there for supporting us today!
Our Story & Why You Should Support Us
Introduce yourself! Yes, your Mom will be visiting your page on SSG but so will tons of people you don’t know yet. Tell them your story, your background, and your inspiration. If you have a team working together, describe how you met and if you’ve worked on other projects together previously. People love to get a sense of the people behind a venture, so give a human face to your work!
Amie Densmore’s passion for creating empathy, compassion and commitment for social change in students of all ages, using all of the ARTS has taken KTK to where it is today!
So, who is she…?
Amie Densmore, BFA, MFA, is a certified educator, artist and the founder of KTK. She has been successfully facilitating interactive Art workshops to both schools and organizations for FREE since 2004, refining and recording the success in all demographic locations. She has taught KTK workshops twice in India by invitation, conducted KTK Workshops on Bullying, Climate Change, Healthy Living, Go Green-Get Going, Kingian Nonviolence and Character Development. Amie has worked with turnaround schools in Chicago and taught teacher workshops for the New England League of Middle Schools and has taught in India.
Amie is a social entrepreneur and visionary. Her love for problem solving, futuristic thinking, creative contemplation and the arts, pervades her life and that of all others she knows. Amie’s latest brainchild, Kids Teaching Kidz continues her quest as an innovator. KTK is a unique global teaching program, in which children become the teachers and global issues become understandable, manageable, and surmountable.
Amie is now teaching KTK in an Alternative High School in Connecticut. Her students are inspired by the various topics and social issues that are chosen and discussed such as Violence in Society and Character Development. She is also preparing to serve the Hartford Connecticut Youth in order to help solve the problem of violence in their own community using KTK methods and the ARTS. As well, KTK has been requested to go to Ghana Life-Link Friendship-Schools in September 2014. KTK will visit city and rural schools to train older students in the KTK methods in order to teach the younger ones. They will help them solve their unique, social issues using the ARTS, thus giving them a voice in their community.
Amie’s caravan of followers, admirers and supporters are: new and old friends; co-workers; teachers; administrators; students; and the general public that have witnessed the success and effect of each two-hour KTK Interactive Workshop. Her favorites kidz are her students that formed the first KTK High School Board of Directors in 2013. They are the ones who selected the issues, simplified them, created with them and researched them using a safe educational wiki site. Their new High School building is filled to the brim only with their own KTK ART, sending vital messages to their fellow students. How effective is that? Ask them – they say it makes their school so different! These are the KTK Kidz who volunteer to teach other kids everywhere Amie goes. She especially loves to hear all the objective statements from the “outsiders” looking in, who comment on the amazing messages coming out of the workshops and the immediate effect on the kids!
Amie carries art materials and digital equipment with her on all her journeys and delights in the effects these workshops have on the participants. Since 2004 she has spread Kids Teaching Kidz far and wide, single-handed, but now she is ready to train other believers in the KTK methods, using the ARTS to solve BIG issues. She cannot do this alone!
Amie has developed an online Global Board of Trustees and is now supported by a Fiscal Sponsor, Inquiring Systems, Inc. in Sonoma, California, a nonprofit since 1978. KTK is proud to have been one of their selected NGO’s. Now we can start fundraising!
Amie says, “There should be no competition between nonprofits even when they are working on the same social issues. Our common goal as nonprofits is giving what we can to humanity. We cannot weave the exact same tapestry. We must all weave as many tapestries as we can. This is a big world, we cannot all cover the same ground. Our youth and our world are in great need!”
KTK has developed a website and smugmug site, along with a promotional package and brochure for schools and social media, to document and promote our work. We are ready to work for our youth, who in turn will work for humanity. But we need as much financial help from the People of the World as we can get.
At this point we have no grants or foundation funding. Every $10. contribution adds up and is very much appreciated, to support Kids Teaching Kidz. With your financial help, we can truly make a difference in the lives of the students we touch and continue to give our workshops for FREE!
We will send each and every one of you, as KTK Supporters, our beautiful KTK Certificate of Thanks, for you to download and print out.
Thank you so very much!
Educator and Founder of Kids Teaching Kidz
Kids Teaching Kidz facilitates FREE local, national and global interactive, hands-on workshops for students and teachers, where big issues become understandable and solutions are found!
KTK uses FREE Interactive ARTS Workshops to develop compassion, empathy, commitment and respect.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
KTK gives FREE Interactive ARTS Workshops to any requesting schools or organizations to peacefully bring awarenes to BIG social issues!
No one student creates a KTK Work of ART: it’s a collaborative effort and students agree to GIVE their ART to their community, thereby providing relevant, life-changing information!
This is KTK’s first BIG fundraising effort after years of conducting successful workshops. We are looking for REAL START – UP $CASH to expand locally, nationally and globally
For years, the workshops have been given for FREE by Amie Densmore, Educator/Artist & Founder. Now KTK is a Nonprofit with a global online Board of Trustees, a High School Student Board of Directors and a Fiscal Sponsor (www.inquiringsystems.org)
for recieving Tax-Free Donations.
The more money we are able to raise toward our $10,000 Goal, the more our
Start-Up $Cash can support:
both new and continuing FREE KTK Interactive ARTS Workshops, for students from Grade 3 (8 yrs) and up. This will include establishing
KTK After-School Clubs with one supervising teacher and two paid High School Student Interns. They would teach KTK ARTS Workshops to younger students in area schools and and develop a KTK Student Board of Directors, communicating with other global
schools using our safe Educational WIKI site.
Amie wants all KTK Interactive ARTS Workshops to continue to be FREE! WHY?
Schools, teachers and organizations are extremely busy and strapped for funds. KTK gives students an opportunity to experience learning that fosters collaboration using core curriculum combined with the ARTS.
In just one FREE workshop, teachers and assistants experience the KTK interactive, collaborative methods. These methods encourage the use of
higher order thinking skills and teach to the multiple intelligences.
KidsTeaching Kidz encourages children and youth to find their voice and express themselves through the use of various forms of the ARTS, no matter what level of artistic ability they possess.
Through the display of their work, the students are empowered to continue the process, knowing their voices will be heard in their communities, thus raising awareness of social issues and promoting change.
Note: We recently created a KTK Online Art Gallery / Store:
www.originalworks.com/store/Qmc where the works created by students can be purchased on magnets, mugs and t shirts.
This will send the social messages deeper into their communities and will help KTK earn a few dollars to support our workshops.
If you DONATE to KTK you can shop for YOUR ‘Social Issues’ REWARD !
AN EXAMPLE OF ONE CURRENT KTK PROJECT
*** Life Link Friendship Schools of Ghana – http://www.lifelinkghana.com
Life Link of Ghana has requested:
TWO FULL DAY, KTK INTENSIVE TRAINING Workshops in April & May 2015, one each in NYC & DC for their Life Link Model UN Students on several of Ghana’s big issues: Health/Sanitation, Illegal Mining Impact and the Challenges of Ghana’s Girls.
THE MINIMUM WE NEED IS $3,000 to do the KTK Ghana programming in NYC & DC. This also includes a KTK Teacher, basic food & transportation, KTK H.S. Student Interns and money for long
distance transportation & accommodations.
For the 2nd consecutive year, The Life Link Friendship Schools of Ghana have also REQUESTED that KTK come to Ghana for 1 month to facilitate Interactive ARTS
Workshops to train their Model UN students to teach other students in Accra and outlying rural schools about Ghana’s major social issues. KTK was unable to attend this year (October 2014) due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Cost would have been $5,000.
We hope to go next year if possible.
PLEASE NOTE: KTK has reached thousands (1000+) of students so far, for FREE! We can teach 60 students at each half-day KTK ARTS Workshop!
WHAT IS NEEDED RIGHT NOW !
KTK’S TIPPING POINT GOAL IS: $2,500
IF WE REACH OUR $2,500 THIS IS WHAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO:
(8) KTK half-day, Interactive ARTS Workshops to requesting schools & organizations. This would accommodate 640 students or more and include a KTK Teacher, 2 student Interns, materials, and local transportation.
KTK can run on a “Shoestring Budget” and does – one request at a time!
Tipping Point Goal: $2,500
Total Funding Goal: $10,000
HOW WE CAN CHANGE THE FUTURE
SSG ULTIMATE GOAL: $10,000 OR MORE….$12,000…$15,000…
WITH OUR GOAL OF $10,000, KTK CAN GROW:
HOW WILL YOUR MONEY BE USED?
*** $2,000+/year. One supervising teacher and two KTK paid High School Student Interns to lead workshops with younger students in area schools in each community where KTK is assisting. (including transportation.) These students
also set up KTK After-School Clubs coordinated with other schools through the use of a safe educational WIKI site.
*** $2,000/year. This will pay for added ARTS materials for: Multiple ARTS such as film, TV, Music, Drama, Dance, Sculpture, etc. for older students. Examples are H.S. Sculpture set-up materials and KTK Interactive Stairwell for Wellness
installations in different schools.
*** $1,500+ would help finance five KTK Art Workshops for Hartford Youth Nonviolence programs: materials for KTK Student Internship training and large frames for completed artwork for public events and displays.
***$3,000/year for Bus Costs for students: to take KTK H.S. Students to teach at other schools (e.g. to NYC for assisting with Ghana Model UN Students, etc.) Bus Costs: to take students to TV Internships for KTK “Teen Discussions,” a TV
Series in each community where KTK is assisting.
*** $2,000 for NEW KTK Interactive Children’s Workshops for 4 East Coast Museums and Maine Missionary Ship to Out Islands = 6-8 possible workshops in 2015 (presently in planning stages.)
***$3,000 for the LifeLink Schools of Ghana Model UN Workshops in NY & DC Spring 2015 *as explained in example with long distance travel & accommodations.
*** $5,000 cost of Additional Needs over time – KTK will hire part time: Grant / Foundation Fundraiser; Webmaster; Communications and Marketing Director; Bookkeeper; Office Personnel to assist Amie; other KTK Teachers; Teacher
webinars for KTK long distance training; cost of KTK Student WIKI SITE communication tool and www.gotomeeting; QuickBooks / database; other monthly KTK costs. * Note: Our KTK Website needs to be completed!
***$500+ COST of SSG Fundraising Rewards: KTK Student ARTS & ISSUES Images on Mugs, T-Shirts, etc. This is not only OUR REWARD TO DONORS but a way of spreading SOCIAL MESSAGES!
* ESTIMATED TOTAL: $19,000
“WITH YOUR HELP, KTK Workshops will contribute to the changes we all desire in the world… one community at a time… creating a bridge to understanding the social issues together! ” Amie
HELP teams of students see their artistic creations become standing stones in their community, immediately addressing pertinent social issues including:
*** Character Development
*** Kingian Principles of Nonviolence
*** Five Aspects of Healthy Living
*** Go Green – Get Going
*** Climate Change
*** Exploring Global Issues Using the Arts
*** Teachers- Become a Facilitator of Change
*** I Have a Dream ARTS Workshops
*** Teacher Workshops
*** Wheel of Artisans
*** It’s your community – what are your needs? TEACHER WORKSHOPS available!
“EVERY donation no matter how small – ADDS UP ! Thank you for any help you can give!”
Between Wednesday September 17th and Wednesday October 8th at www.startsomegood.com!
Visit our KTK website www.kidsteachingkidz.org to find out more information about our workshops, picture gallery and documentation.*
site under reconstruction!
PLEASE HELP Kids Teaching Kidz Grow BY:
1. Donating now RIGHT HERE!
2. Please, Post a LINK or TEXT all your friends with a link!
3. Offer your UNIQUE Talents to KTK! You’ll love working with us – we guarantee it! * go to our KTK website to leave your name.
“Thank you very much for helping KTK to GROW & BLOSSOM!” – Amie
DAILY UPDATES: *KTK’s Campaign progress and how we work with schools and organizations on requested workshops will be mentioned on short YouTube videos or tweets during this Fundraising
Campaign by Amie Densmore, Educator/Artist and Founder of KTK.
TIPPING POINT GOAL: $2,500
ULTIMATE GOAL: $10,000 or More !
KTK’s supporters include: new and old friends; co-workers; teachers; administrators; students; and members of the general public who have witnessed the success and effect of each KTK Interactive Workshop.
* * * * * * KIDS TEACHING KIDZ DONOR REWARDS * * * * * *
KTK Coupons will be given TO DONORS for Shopping ONLINE for gifts
at Our KTK Gallery Store:
EVERY DONOR will also be sent a beautiful KTK Thank You Certificate & Tax Exempt Letter!
“More importantly these gifts bring the “Social-Issues Messages” DEEPER into the local community! Truely, Kids TEACHING…..others!” Amie
FOR SPONSORSHIP of KTK: $10,000 and over: Tell us what you would like
“in quantity” for distribution to employees, friends and family! Tell us how you would like us to display your name, other than on our rotating widget on our website & KTK Banners at schools
etc. You will also recieve a Beautiful KTK SPONSOR Certificate /wooden placque + Tax – Exempt Letter
You may contact Amie at:
“THANK YOU, to everyone for believing that KTK can and does truly make a difference in Kids’ lives and the lives of those around them!” Amie
We are Grateful for your help!